Monday, July 12, 2010
Banana kiss update
I've added some more layers to this painting and am at risk of turning it to mud. The freshness that I started with seems to disappear and my hand chooses the wrong colour or the wrong value of colour and so on and so on.
I had this same issue when adding a watercolour tint to a fish print that I did this weekend. Its a bit like that nursery rhyme: "when she was good, she was very very good and when she was bad, she was horrid". Painting and drawing seem to follow the same way. Some days it flows effortlessly, some days its not worth going into the studio as things do not turn to gold but to sawdust.
I will leave this piece for a few days then go back and see what I can salvage. I keep trying to analyse why I can't produce what I want to produce sometimes, but I know that its simply how it is and I must learn to go with the flow. The muse will return and finish the image for me.